Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
. they lined up outside a seattle administration building shortly after the governor signed the law. cups were able to pick up their -- couples were able to pick up their wedding certificates and licenses starting this morning. >>> three, two, one. [ cheering and applause ] >> that is president obama and the first family lighting the national christmas tree this evening down on the ellipse. sue palka there was with about 20,000 other people. sue, it looked like just an incredibly fun star studded event. >> it was so much fun and a lot of it had to do with the fact there were some really great performers there this year. neil patrick harris was the host and he's so fun. he's just great. he did a lot of ad libs with rico rodriguez sitting with the first family pretending he was part of the family trying to get in on the family action. we had phillip phillips there performing from american idol, jason mraz and the crowd was really excited to see the fray. i had not heard of the fray. >> me either. >> thank you for saying that because if they're not on wtop, i haven't really heard them lately, but
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
cloudy in atlanta, 61 degrees. same deal in st. louis. sunny in denver, 49 degrees. 46 degrees in seattle. >>> this is the 71st anniversary of the day that will live in infamy. president franklin roosevelt to describe the attack on pearl harbor. japanese war passengers attacked the base in hawaii. the surprise attack killed more than 2400 american sailors and soldiers and wiped out the pacific fleet. the attack propelled the u.s. into world war ii. >> roger ebert is in a chicago hospital being treated for a hip fracture. he's 70 years old. ebert posted on twitter he didn't need surgery. doctors are determining when he'll be released from the hospital. >>> a student in northwestern turkey is recovering from minor injuries after the bridge he was walking on collapsed. the security camera caught the moment the bridge gave way. it collapsed because it was weighted down with too much snow. >> a bionic suit is giving hope to patients. it uses computers and sensors to move the legs. he says he's looking forward to doing normal things again. >> a chance to walk with my children to the park. able
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
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Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
by voters last month, and took effect at midnight. in seattle, about 100 people marked the occasion by smoking joints beneath the city's iconic space needle. technically, doing that in public remains against the law. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. but the justice department has not said if it will try to block the washington state law or a similar statute in colorado. same-sex marriage also became legal in washington state today, and in maryland. gay and lesbian couples in both states began picking up marriage licenses. those in washington state have to wait three days to be married. same-sex ddings in maryland will begin on january first. maine will legalize the practice on december 29. the three states are the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. in economic news, new jobless claims fell sharply last week, after a temporary spike in the wake of hurricane sandy. and on wall street, stocks managed modest gains today. the dow jones industrial average added 39 points to close at 1,374. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close at 2,989. the u.s. senate has overw